“A Conversation with My 12 Year Old Self”: Watch the clever viral video.

A Man Has a Conversation with His Younger Self in This Hilarious Short Video

Brow Beat
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July 5 2012 5:37 PM

Did You See This? A Conversation with Your Younger Self

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Still from “A Conversation with My 12 Year Old Self” from YouTube.

Ever wondered what it would be like to have a conversation with the 12-year-old you? It’s that curiosity that drives this brilliantly done short film, in which 32-year-old YouTube filmmaker Jeremiah McDonald has a sarcastic tiff with the Jeremiah McDonald of the year 1992.

It’s a concept as old as science fiction and Back to the Future, but the clever editing and McDonald’s deadpan delivery make it fresh. How does their talk play out? Just as with your own future, it may be that the less you know the better:

Forrest Wickman is a Slate senior editor. He writes and edits for Slate’s culture blog, Brow Beat.

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